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Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 8 December 2009 (USA)
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »


Tim Story


Robert Eisele




Credited cast:
Taraji P. Henson ... Dayna Collins
Bonnie Hunt ... Principal Durant
China Anne McClain ... Alana Collins
Jalene Mack ... Andrea Wall
Eric D. Hill Jr. ... Christian Wall (as Eric Hill)
Jarod Einsohn ... Randy Verdin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arianne Binnings Arianne Binnings ... FEMA Official
Kenneth Brown Jr. Kenneth Brown Jr. ... Covington Game Announcer
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Mr. Walker
Kesha Bullard Kesha Bullard ... Young Mother #1
Odessa Feaster ... Gary's Nurse (as Odessa Sykes)
Anthony Michael Frederick ... Maurice
Michael Gaston ... Coach Preston Brown
Maliek Golden Maliek Golden ... Kendall Davis
Irma P. Hall ... Grandma Rose


A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. Written by IMDb Editors

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They Turned a Tragedy Into a Triumph.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Was filmed April-June 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was set to be theatrically released in early 2009, but due to the financial troubles of the Weinstein Company, it saw a straight-to-DVD release on February 9, 2010. See more »


It is unlikely that John Ehret High School or the cities that it serves (Harvey, Marrero, and Westwego) were flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Ehert is on the West Bank on the Mississippi River (to the south of New Orleans) in Jefferson Parish. Most of the flooding from Katrina occurred in New Orleans proper (Orleans Parish), in St. Bernard Parish to the city's southeast, and in the East Bank sections of Jefferson Parish to the city's west. Most of the West Bank was unaffected by flooding. See more »


Al Collins: Most of y'all have played for me before, so you know I don't claim to be some basketball guru. My playbook is downright simple; only five set offensive plays. Five. Now believe it or not, we can go all the way with just those five plays. We're gonna practice those plays 1000 times. We're gonna practice 'em, till they are part of your... your DNA. All you boys need are three things: One, execution. Two, cohesiveness, which is just another fancy word for teamwork. You must learn to act as one ...
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Ball Don't Lie
Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze) and Allen Maldonado
Performed by DawOne
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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14 January 2011 | by oliveoyl-1See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. Too bad that it was not managed properly. The story needed to be told and will be one of the greats as far as I am concerned. The acting is superb, it brings the devastation of Katrina into each American home like no news reports could. It is an injustice to consider this movie just another "out of the ashes" "feel good" story. During the time of Katrina I could not help but wonder why we Americans had allowed the Patriot Act and Homeland Security to start taking over our lives, when mother nature is a much more formidable force than any terrorist acts. This movie made me think about how great people are when they have the resolve to do the extraordinary because of rather than despite insurmountable odds.

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Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Chalmette, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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